Investigators comb through wreckage of Lee co. plane crash

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Beauregard, Ala. (WSFA) -- Federal aviation experts are trying to find out exactly what caused the small plane to crash in Lee county on Friday.

The plane was en route to Newnan, Georgia from Destin, Florida when the pilot started to experience problems with the plane.

Our newspartner WTVM reports the pilot tried to make it to the Auburn-Opelika airport but fell short and crashed on County Road 112.  The pilot and a  a teenaged passenger were killed.

One thing officials do know is the plane did not run out of gas.   Investigators say they found plenty fuel in the tank.

"We're looking for parts that aren't here right at the site, looking at the woods, making measurements to see how far the aircraft traveled before it came to rest," said NTSB lead investigator Butch Wilson.

Investigators expect to have a preliminary report next week but it will take the NTSB six months to complete its full report.

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